Executive Staff

Captain Mark Berger has been a member of the Pinellas Park Police Department since 1988.  During his tenure at the Police Department, he has served as a:

  • Field Training Officer
  • Criminal Investigations Detective
  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Special Operations Sergeant
  • Criminal Investigations Sergeant
  • Special Services Sergeant
  • Patrol Lieutenant

Captain Berger also served as a member of the Pinellas Park SWAT Team, and was a Traffic Homicide Investigator.

Captain Berger is graduate of the Southern Policing Institute’s Administrative Officer's Course # 120 and holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of South Florida.

Captain Berger currently serves as the Operations Division Commander and is responsible for management oversight of the Patrol Section and the Special Operations Section.

Captain Berger can be reached via email.

Captain Mark Berger - Operations Division Commander

Captain Mark Berger

Captain Russo began his career in law enforcement with the Pinellas Park Police Department in 1994, as a Patrol Officer. In 1996, he was selected to join the Department's SWAT team where he currently serves as the Team's Commander. In 1998, he was transferred to Vice/Narcotics where he served as a Detective. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2001. For six years he worked a variety of shifts while assigned to the patrol section. Captain Russo was assigned as the Vice/Narcotics supervisor in 2007. During his tenure in Vice, his section conducted countless undercover operations while also making a number of successful seizures.

In early 2012, he was assigned as the supervisor of the Special Services Section where he supervised the following sections: Crime Prevention, Youth Services, Training, and Professional Standards. Later that year, he graduated from SWAT Commander’s School through the National Tactical Officers Association.

Captain Russo was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2014, where he served as a Patrol and Special Operations Commander. He served as the Agency’s Emergency Management Coordinator for several years, and has been a member of the Police Officer’s Pension Board since 2011.

Captain Russo holds a bachelor's degree from Florida State University in Criminology and holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Troy University. He has received the designation as a Certified Public Manager through Florida State University. 

Captain Russo will serve as the investigations division commander where he provided management oversight for the criminal investigations section, Vice & Narcotics and the Community Redevelopment Policing Unit and is the Internal Affairs Commander. 

Captain Anthony Russo - Investigations Division Commander

Anthony Russo

Captain Brian Unmisig began his law enforcement career with the Delray Beach Police Department in 1996 and joined the Pinellas Park Police Department in 1998. As an officer, Brian served in a variety of assignments both within the Operations Division and Services Division of the agency to include Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Traffic Officer, and Professional Standards Officer.  Brian also served as a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team.  In 2004, Brian earned the distinction as the Pinellas Park Police Department’s Police Officer of the Year.

Brian was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2004, to Lieutenant in April 2015, and to Captain in October of 2015. He has served in supervisory assignments within the Patrol Section, Services Section, Records Section, Special Operations Section, and as a shift commander within the Patrol Section. He currently serves as the Services Division Commander providing management oversight to the Special Services Section, Communications Section, Records Section, Accreditation, Strategic Planning, Public Information, and budget oversight.

Captain Unmisig holds an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Petersburg College, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Leo University, and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville. He is a graduate of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Senior Leadership Program, Class #19, and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 133rd Administrative Officer’s Course.

Captain Unmisig can be reached via email.  

Captain Brian Unmisig - Services Division Commander

Captain Brian Unmisig